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Electrolysis for blemishes

Electrolysis is a safe and effective method of treating unwanted skin blemishes. 

Here are the most common skin blemishes:

Skin tags

Skin tags are very common and completely harmless skin growths, viral in nature, made from loose cologne fibres. They present themselves equally on men and women. 

Skin tags often occur in areas of friction, such as the underarm, neck and beneath the breast. Tear shaped, they’re connected to the main surface of the skin by a skin tissue. They can be sometimes found around the eyes in which case advanced electrolysis technique can be used to treat very close to the eye and in between eyelashes.


Milia are small, harmless white lumps made of keratin. They can appear anywhere but are most common on the face, especially around the eyes. Electrolysis provides quick and effective treatment with minimal downtime.


Advanced electrolysis is successful in treating various types of warts including seborrhoeic keratosis, filiform warts, common warts, plane warts or even verrucas and plantar warts.  Due to using a tiny probe, treatment can be very precise and preferred especially for facial areas close to eyes. There is no or minimal injury to surrounding tissues and short downtime.


Using electrolysis, moles can be reduced with minimal trauma and no excision therefore possibility of any scarring is greatly reduced. Diagnosis from a Doctor is required prior to treatment.

Seborrhoeic keratosis

It is common non contagious condition usually brown, black or light colour mainly found on sun exposed areas such as face, head and body. They usually have crusty, waxy, stuck on appearance. Diagnosis from a Doctor needs to be obtained before the treatment.

Sebaceous hyperplasia

It’s a common, benign condition of sebaceous gland holding trapped sebum. It can present itself as one or more small, pink, white, yellowish or skin colour bumps on people of all skin types although is more common on oily skin. It is commonly found on forehead, cheeks and chin. Sometimes it has a smooth surface and other times it can appear lumpy. It characteristic is depressed centre.

Sebaceous hyperplasia can become red, irritated and even bleed after shaving or other trauma. It can be wrongly associated with acne. Exact etiology of sebaceous hyperplasia is not known but contributing factors could be UV exposure, decrease in androgen levels associated with ageing, genetics and weak immune system.

Diagnosis from your Doctor is required before treatment.


Syringomas are small bumps formed by excessive growth of cells in sweat ducts (eccrine glands) and often mistaken for milia. They are commonly found around the eyes and upper cheeks. Syringomas don’t usually present any symptoms and are more common in women and darker skin types. 

DPN – Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

This is usually genetically determined and commonly presents itself on dark skin. It is identified by smooth, dome shaped, brown to black papules seen mainly on the cheeks, neck and upper chest. Histologicaly DPN resembles seborrheic keratosis. 

Xanthelasma Palpebrarum

are deposits of fatty materials under the surface of the skin. The exact cause of Xanthelasma is unknown but is typically associated with elevated cholesterol level. Although an underlying cholesterol problem can lead to heart disease if left unchecked, the Xanthelasma Palpebrarum itself poses no danger.

Treatment with electrolysis can visibly reduce the raised appearance although the colour remains unaffected. Xanthelasma may require more than one treatment and ongoing treatment may be required.

Big open pore cleansing and minimising

A dilated pore of winer is a hair structure anomaly that appeared as an enlarged solitary comedo, often on the face and upper body. Electrolysis is minimal invasive method of improving appearance with no excision necessary. 

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